“The sun rolling high through the sapphire sky, keeps great and small on the endless round. It’s the circle of life.” (Elton John)
The course of the sun in a day or a season has influenced the precise location of human settlements since the beginning of time. The sun helps create dynamic silhouettes so that shadow-free hours with a cloudy sky seem rather dull in comparison.
Sunrise or sunset, a rainbow, the subtle interplay of light and water, the light reflected by a rich autumn forest or a vivid snow scene – nature’s light adds a colourful, emotional quality to our lives.
Originally, phases of activity and recreation were defined by the natural course of light. It wasn’t until the development of more advanced sources of artificial light that humans began to shift nature’s dimensions of time, resulting in both positive and negative consequences.